Ice Breaker Recap - Consolation Champions

The University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs fell to the #1 ranked Minnesota Gophers on Friday afternoon in the first game of the Ice Breaker, but defeated Notre Dame by a score of 3-0 on Sunday to top off the Tournament's last day.



What a weekend.

Just a few thoughts on this extremely sub-par, gloomy morning in Duluth...

Glass Half Full

Although the Dogs lost to the Gophers on Friday, it felt more like a win among other Gopher fans in attendance.  It was plain and simple...  The last half of that game went to the team with less hours of skating time as a whole.

So what happened?

First off, Minnesota's two goals came within the first six minutes of the game.  Freshman Kasimir Kaskisuo played between the pipes for the Bulldogs, which was his first official NCAA matchup, which also just so happened to be against the #1 team in the nation.

The Gophers were also playing with a similar team that was able to get them to the Frozen Four last year.  The only freshman that was rostered for Minnesota was Jack Glover, which sucked because it would have been nice to watch some of the other guys skate, but what can ya do?

So that being said, after UMD had the butterflies shaken away, they had the #1 team in the country - a team that has been skating together for much longer than they have - on their heels.

Although I didn't get a chance to watch the shutout against Notre Dame, it looked as though we played pretty darn decent.

Weekend Stats:


Name
GP
Goals
Assists
Points
Dominic Toninato
2
3
1
4
Alex Iafallo
2
1
2
3
Andy Welinski
2
1
1
2
Tony Cameranesi
2
1
1
2
Carson Soucy
2
0
2
2
Matt McNeely
1
0
1
1
Adam Krause
2
0
1
1

The Bulldogs will take on the Minnesota State-Mankato Mavericks this weekend in a home-home series that begins up in Duluth on Friday, October 13th before heading down to Mankato the following day.

Enjoy.

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